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UI fertilization center committed to one-embryo policy

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 24, 2009

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In October 1987, the UIHC’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Care was the first program in the state to perform in vitro fertilization. Twenty-one years later, the clinic has marked yet another achievement in this procedure:...

Saving money on food: Leftovers become cuisine

MARY HARRINGTON

February 24, 2009

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Some homemade meals are changing with the economy, with local amateur cooks looking to drop high costs and retain the big flavors of their food favorites. On Monday evening, three women picked up new recipes at a Hy-Vee cooking...

Obama has some persuading to do tonight

SHAWN GUDE

February 24, 2009

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In the midst of a severe recession, UI political-science experts say President Obama will have yet another Herculean job during tonight’s prime-time economic address. “How do you get people to have confidence, but at the...

School omissions worry councilors

AMANDA MCCLURE

February 24, 2009

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The exclusion of three Iowa City elementary schools from a proposed Iowa City School District facilities-improvement plan raised concerns about neighborhood vitality among some Iowa City city councilors on Monday. Last week,...

Lab offers new prenatal screening for defects

JENNIFER DELGADO

February 24, 2009

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New technology is helping the UI Hygienic Laboratory officials better detect defects in pregnant women. The organization is the first state public-health laboratory in the country to use the Iowa Maternal Integrated Screen —...

UI going a Twitter

EMILY MELVOLD

February 24, 2009

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On Jan. 16, the Iowa Hawkeyes joined. On Jan. 21, the Pomerantz Career Center joined. And on Feb. 3, the IMU joined. What are all these UI groups connecting to? Twitter — a growing online social network that allows people to...

UI salutes Peace Corps

LINI GE

February 24, 2009

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Patricia Gillette celebrated her 59th birthday on Monday in a unique way — by presenting her experience working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya at the Iowa City Public Library. “When they told me I was going to present...

Iowa City Police officer charged with OWI

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 23, 2009

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An Iowa City police officer is on administrative leave after allegedly driving drunk and refusing to cooperate with officers. Iowa City police Sgt. Sidney Jackson was charged Feb. 21 at around 4 a.m. with OWI and interfering...

TAs to get increased tuition assistance

JUSTIN SUGG

February 23, 2009

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The UI will provide nearly 100 percent tuition assistance to teaching assistants by 2011 as part of the graduate students’ new contract with the state Board of Regents, said Mark Salisbury, the president of the Campaign to Organize...

Court reduces UI’s penalty in fraternity case

OLIVIA MORAN

February 23, 2009

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The Iowa Supreme Court reduced the amount the UI will pay in damages and attorney fees to a university fraternity, whose members sued the UI in 2005 over the chapter’s suspension. The court ordered a district court last week...

UI could house Iowa Flood Center

TIFFANY HUNG

February 23, 2009

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When the 2008 floods hit, some said there was no “go-to” expert within the state to rely on. “I think it’s a fabulous idea,” Hogg said. “I think it’s a good thing to do, and in the long run, it has potential to sa...

UI students present kids with an international perspective

LINI GE

February 23, 2009

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Standing in front of a large map of the Middle East, UI medical student Harb Harb presented the background and current situation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to a global-studies class of roughly 20 seventh-graders at North...